Slowly but surely, the 11.11 sale is approaching, and vendors are systematically preparing for it, offering discounts on both current and new products. Smartphone manufacturers are not lagging behind, the moment is hot and everyone wants to take advantage of it.
It is not surprising that it was until this date that Realme scheduled the entry into the Asian market of two new smartphones from the Narzo line. We talk about one of them. The gadget is affordable and curious, despite its modest features.
Despite the fact that a smartphone from the Narzo line has already been sold on the Asian online market, the brand itself is not so familiar in the community yet. The most famous company, Realme, is above it. Narzo is promoted on online channels, but it is more difficult to find it in official retail. For example, the Realme Narzo 30 model is available only in a federal network. Behind the name of the brand itself is an acronym, the description of which is not suitable for the hero of the material, because it describes almost emblematic features.
The appearance of the Realme sub-brand is due to quite understandable reasons. First, is portfolio expansion, even if this requires the smallest changes. Second, the new line is a logical solution for online channels, so that there is differentiation. So, since competitors can, why not mention their common goals?
The Realme brand started in India, and so far only relatively inexpensive devices are being produced, one of which is the Realme Narzo 50i. I will not utilize the Realme brand in the text, but we will fix Narzo’s affiliation with it because no one denies it.
I think that, after looking at the technical characteristics of the Realme Narzo 50i, everything is immediately clear: it is the cheapest smartphone running a lightweight version of Android, with simple features and a target demographic that isn’t the most demanding. A second smartphone for calls or use as a guide in the car is two possible purchase situations.
This is definitely the most affordable model from Narzo, Realme has a Realme C21Y smartphone that is very similar in general concept, which you can already read about in our material.
The Realme Narzo 50i takes the manufacturer’s search for a more affordable smartphone even further. It should be noted right away that the price indicated in the table is the recommended price, Indeed, there will be good reductions from the beginning of the sales, We’ll come back to them at the end.
Considering the ultra-budgetary nature of the Realme Narzo 50i, by inertia, you don’t expect anything remarkable from the device in terms of appearance. The thoughts at first are confirmed by the front panel, which has all the attributes of the initial segment of smartphones: a “drop” notch, not the thinnest bezels around the already quite large screen, although the film was left, and that’s good.
However, the manufacturer managed to make the smartphone stand out against the background of its budget counterparts. The device was tested in a light green hue, and it will also be available in a tighter black tone. Not to say that, as for the exterior of the rear, something incredible has been done here, but thanks to the minimalist design of a very tiny camera module and a geometric pattern that splits the panel into two pieces, it seems at least original. At least it draws attention and doesn’t look so cheap, although the texture is lost with the light from the side. There is splash protection, not IPXX, but at least some.
The pattern is non-tactile, the entire back surface is matte, durable plastic. It is worth noting a minimum of fingerprints, a solid set with a slight backlash in the slot. The control elements are familiar: the power button and the volume control key are on the right; a tray for two SIMs with a separate slot for memory cards is on the left. A headphone jack is there, but there is no fingerprint reader. Then only the option remains to unlock by face or enter a code or graphic.
Gamers and enthusiasts of mobile photography need not be concerned; the smartphone will not perform miracles in these situations. The camera produces acceptable frames during the day, but in low light and twilight conditions, it is problematic to achieve the same result.
The Unisoc SC9863A processor has been on the market for several years, and its performance, combined with a light version of the interface, is enough for the stable operation of the system itself. You can run a simple game if you like, but nothing more.
Yes, it is theoretically possible to shoot in PUBG, but you yourself understand what the level of graphics will be even in the conditions of a maximum of 30 frames per second for the processor. After testing Realme C21Y, the fact that some benchmarks did not start was not a surprise, but rather an indicator that the system does not favor resource-intensive applications. Nothing crashes or freezes, which is typical of general optimization.
Another way to guarantee the lowest possible price was to abandon NFC. There are many opinions about it. Someone will scold. Some people will prefer to carry a card or a bracelet with support for contactless payment. For someone, for this amount, such a decision will seem appropriate.
But there is good news. The battery traditionally decides here: low resolution without hertz boost and 5000 mAh represent the most advantageous combination in terms of autonomy, which, using additional power-saving modes, can reach indicators unknown to more expensive devices. As an example, the manufacturer gives the result of 2 hours of conversation on the phone at a 5% load. You can play for 10 hours straight, and watch YouTube for almost a day.
Wired reverse charging has also become a kind of standard for these devices, as has the use of MicroUSB with 10W charging power. To discharge for a long time, to charge for a long time – for this, the potential owner of the Realme Narzo 50i must be ready.
As strange as it may seem to those users who are used to demanding maximum performance from their smartphones, budget models often bypass best-selling flagships, and in a sense, this is understandable: decisions to buy budget devices are making it easier, even at the moment. . So, despite their modest features, devices like the Realme Narzo 50i have their own audience and often have excellent sales figures. So there is every reason to believe that this smartphone will be popular as well.
It seems that this is not the first action of this model. Indeed, in the aggregate of features, the recommended price still seems slightly overestimated, at least more than 10,900 TK a smartphone should hardly cost, in my opinion. In any case, if you need a reliable and attractive economic employee who lacks the stars in the sky, there is now another candidate for the list of options.